Series: Throne of Glass,
Published by Bloomsbury on 2014-09-02
Length: 562 pages
Reviewing eBook from TN R.E.A.D.S.
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.
Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas and it does not disappoint!!!! Picking up where Crown of Midnight left off, Celaena is in Wendlyn on the king’s mission to kill the royal family, her cousins who she doesn’t know if she should like or dislike as they did not come to the aid of her country when the king invaded and killed her family. Prince Dorian is struggling to come into his powers, keep them hidden, and his relationship with Chaol is strained. Chaol is one giant mess as he sent the woman he loves away, he’s found out her secret and his loyalty, the only thing he’s ever had a true claim to, is in question. This book is told from multiple, MULTIPLE perspectives giving the readers a comprehensive glimpse of what’s to come….war.
First off, I LOVE this series!!! Celaena is a favorite character of mine. She’s quick-witted, strong in her own rights, and despite the fact that she was raised as an assassin she also has a heart that bleeds for her kinsman and friends. She’s hurting in this book after the death of Nehemia which was a betrayal in itself. She doesn’t know if she should love Chaol, hate him, or just forget him. She’s genuinely in a bad place about 75% of the book. I feel for her and root for her all the same.
“She has no hope left, Prince. She has no hope left in her heart. Help her. If not for her sake, then at least for what she represents–what she could offer all of us, you included.”
Then enters Rowan, a prince of the Fae, who finds Celaena in Wendlyn and begins training her in the art of her magic. First off Rowan is a bada–! He’s handsome, standoffish, most definitely Fae, and very much like Celaena. He’s lost the people he loves too, his heart bleeds as hers does, and – I never thought I’d say this – my ship has changed. I say forget Chaol and turn your eyes on Rowan Celaena!
As I already stated this book has to be told in multiple POV otherwise you wouldn’t know anything of what is happening back home with Chaol and Dorian. Dorian finally, FINALLY, moves on from Celaena and has a new girl in this book. She’s mentioned very briefly in the previous books but with no name so don’t try to go looking for her 😉 I’m not sure how I feel about her, it’s almost like a rebound fling, but not. You’ll understand when you read it! Chaol, I’m not sure what’s happened to him in this book. He’s so lost. Basically everything he’s ever defined himself as is being ripped from him and I hurt for him throughout the book. But what irritated me was that he even questioned his true feelings for Celaena. Ummm….are you telling me that what you and I felt in the last book was all in your head?! I don’t think so!!!
Chaol also has a run-in with the resistance and in the process meets Celaena’s cousin, who she thought long dead….Aedion. I’m not sure how I felt about him at first, but the more I read the more I loved him. I just know he will be a big player to come in the next novel and I can’t wait to see his role 😀
Overall Heir of Fire focuses on many different things: Celaena’s learning to use her magic AND grieving, Chaol’s loyalties and where they lie with Celaena or his king, Dorian’s powers, and there’s this nice little side story with the Ironteeth witches which I believe will play a bigger role in the next book. Honestly I couldn’t sit it down, as has been the case with the whole series thus far! It was fantastic, well written, and the world-building just keeps getting richer and deeper. I can’t wait for September and Queen of Shadows 😀